Student Field Trip Options

Science, History, Inspiration.

Aviation embodies STEM. From the science of George Cayley in 1799 describing the forces needed for flight, to using that knowledge in engineering a heavier-than-air flying machine, and finally creating the technology necessary for travel to space, aviation inspires generations, and generations make history.  The Lone Star Flight Museum intertwines history and science to inspire the next generation to fly higher. Our self-guided tours start with a brief introduction from a member of our Education Team who will prepare you for takeoff, then students have the freedom to explore the Museum with their chaperone. If requested, docent-led tours are available at no additional charge and include exhibit highlights, aviation facts and interesting stories about our aircraft. 


Thank you, Teachers!

Educators are welcome to visit LSFM at no charge! Come check out the museum for a field trip or bring your family. Either way, your admission is on us. Just bring a school ID to receive a free adult admission ticket (family admission is not discounted). This offer is available to all public, private, and homeschool educators and administrators. While you’re here, meet with our Education Team if you like. We can give you a tour of the Aviation Learning Center and discuss how a field trip could help accomplish your educational goals.

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ALL EDUCATION PROGRAMS – AVAILABLE TUESDAY- SATURDAY (10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.)

After reviewing the field trip information and selecting the best option for your students, start the booking process by completing the form at the bottom of the page. The Education staff will confirm your reservation within a few days. LSFM Education staff and volunteers are involved in every part of student field trips, so as we confirm your visit, we’ll discuss your educational goals and the options available to you.


COVID INFORMATION

LSFM ensures the safety of all our visitors. We are accepting student field trips at this time. Students can be broken into small groups to tour and may be put on a rotating schedule to ensure any one area of the museum does not get overcrowded. The museum is 130,000 square feet (large enough to display aircraft!), so there is plenty of room to spread out.

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Download a complete information packet with prices, field trip options, and sample Activity Guides.


Student Touring

  • $5 per student for groups over 100, $8 per students for smaller groups.
  • One FREE Chaperone per every 10 students. Adults above 1:10 ratio, $8.
  • Explore the museum at your own pace using TEKS based Activity Guides. Or, for more in-depth learning, take a Docent-guided tour of the museum.
  • Staff will assist educators at every step of the their preparation, including recommending Activity Guides and rotating activity schedules that will ensure students see and do everything easily. Email education@lonestarflight.org to let us answer any questions.
  • On the day of the visit, LSFM School Guides greet students, give an introduction to the museum, and are available to assist teachers and chaperones.
  • Lunch space may be available for any size group. Subway sandwiches can be ordered for delivery.
  • Souvenir gift shop available.
  • Plenty of free bus parking.

Choose from:

Self-Guided Tour 

Build a purposeful field trip by including pre- and post-activities, as well as customizable visit Activity Guides, to make a day at the museum an extension of your classroom. Short presentation by museum staff can teach your students about the opportunities in aviation – “Dreamers” for elementary students tells the story of the people before the Wright Brothers that wished they could fly, “Doers” presents the real career opportunities in aviation to middle schoolers, and “History Makers” for high school students describes the success stories of some of the members of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.

Docent Tour 

A tour guided by our knowledgeable docents details the history, design and stories of our warbird collection. Tours last 1 to 1 1/2 hours, can be customized to fit the interests and focus of your group and welcome Q&A discussions. Docent tours are recommended for student in the 8th grade and above, especially JROTC organizations, and can accommodate groups of up to 80 students. Students will have time to explore the rest of the museum at their own pace. A docent tour may be added to an Aviation Learning Center activity.

Special Exhibit

Never Forget: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 is included in admission September 1 through January 2. More information.


Aviation Learning Center

The Aviation Learning Center is the Flight Museum’s premier educational experience that combines the fundamental science of flight with the fun of being a pilot. Three different options are available for a custom experience. Click Read More for complete information.

Full ALC Experience

This two-hour program incorporates all three areas of the center – the hands-on science of the Learning Lab, preflight inspection and activities in the Mooney Hangar, and flight time in the simulators.

  • Available for groups of 10 – 60 students per 2-hour session.
  • 5th – 12th grade.
  • $10 for Title I students, $12 for non-Title I.
  • Includes full museum access.

Pilot Experience 

A one-hour program including the preflight inspection, flight planning, and flight simulator experience.

  • Available for groups of 10 – 20 students per 1-hour session.
  • 4th – 12th grade.
  • $10 for Title I students, $12 for non-Title I.
  • Includes full museum access.

Learning Lab 

This one-hour study of the foundational science of flight explores topics such as Forces of Flight, Navigation and Map Reading, Parts of a Plane, and Flight Controls.

  • Ideal for groups of 10 – 20 per 1-hour session
  • 6th – 12th grade.
  • $10 for Title I students, $12 for non-Title I.
  • Includes full museum access.


Field Trip and Class Registration Form

If you would like to register for a field trip, ALC experience, class, distance learning, or other student activity, please complete the form below.

  • Please give as much information as possible.
  • If you would like to do more than one activity on one day, add secondary activities in the Notes section.
  • If you have multiple field trip dates, use the form field for the first date then add other dates in the Notes section. You only need to fill out the form once.
  • A 10% deposit is required to hold the reservation on activities in the Aviation Learning Center.

Museum staff will contact you to discuss your visit and process your registration within 2 business days. Thank you for choosing the Lone Star Flight Museum to contribute to the education of your students! 

Questions? Email- Education@LoneStarFlight.org / Call- 346-352-7687


THANK YOU TO OUR EDUCATION CHAMPIONS, H-E-B!
H-E-B has generously sponsored 2,000 students from Title I schools to attend Field Trips at Lone Star Flight Museum! Qualifying schools can receive free museum admission for students; Aviation Learning Center admission for each student; all necessary supplies for the day; and lunch for each field trip attendee! Contact our education department at education@lonestarflight.org for more details and to register your FREE Title I Field Trip!

For 115 years, H-E-B has contributed to worthy causes throughout Texas and Mexico. Help maintain this tradition by visiting your nearest H-E-B store! #HEBHelpingHere #PlaneSmart


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